WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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The holidays are a special time for families in North Carolina to gather and look ahead to the New Year with anticipation and enthusiasm. It’s also a time when we reflect on the past year, … more
This is the season of family gatherings and parties with friends. With the New Year coming, we will all have new dreams, hopes and challenges. Too often this opinion page is an endless battle … more
Come we now to celebrate Him who appeared just because He loved us. He was born in a lowly state that’s transcendent from Glory. His life was short and yet He taught more than any man before … more
There is only one way to end the daily madness of gun violence in America. On Nov. 3, 2020, from dogcatcher to president of the United States, vote every Republican out of office. Jeffrey … more
The internet was created using government funds with two mundane philosophies: • 1. Only the brightest and richest should control the world. • 2. The market is always right. No matter … more
Joy Smith of Mississippi attempted to “educate” readers in this forum (“Padded shoes, action devices don’t harm horses,” Aug. 15) about the federal Prevent All Soring Tactics Act (H.R. … more
The conduct of our county leaders regarding the animal shelter fund bait-and-switch is embarrassing. The blatant disregard and total lack of shame on the part of those we elect as “leaders” is … more
On Monday, Dec 31 around 11:45 a.m., my husband who has dementia fell forward on the sidewalk and split his head open, hurt his nose and bruised his face, his knee and his hand. We carried him to … more
Re: “Weigh Trump’s results, not the distractions,” by Tom Haitema, Monday: I was not a Trump supporter, but when Trump was elected I was willing to give him a chance and eager to see him … more
Re: “The demise of a political party,” by Julia Yancey, Tuesday: In a recent letter, Ms. Yancey declared that the Democratic Party may be sowing the seeds of its own destruction. She cites … more
There’s a story that I feel captures the essence of Wilson’s state House race. One day a frog was going to cross a river. He was approached by a scorpion who wanted a ride. The frog responded, … more
Hundreds of young children started school this year. One says, “Mommy, it’s so long,” and it is, after such carefree times. A year is a huge slice of a child’s life. Normally, the place where … more
Re: “News deserts a threat to democracy,” by Hal Tarleton, Saturday: Well said, Mr. Tarleton. Hopefully, the trend will reverse. Social media posts and website “news” about celebrities’ … more
You know things in life have changed over many years in this world today, so please tell me why schoolchildren are still walking back and forth to school. If you haven’t noticed, people and crime … more
Early perusal of the daily newspaper can be a regular morning ritual. A missing newspaper can be a traumatic experience, for my carrier has brought the paper up to my front porch faithfully since she … more
I was a lifelong resident of Nash County until I moved to Wilson County in June 2017. After moving to Wilson County, I met Kenneth Fontenot at a gun show at the fairgrounds; he was handing out … more
Re: “Fontenot should campaign on issues instead of denigrating Farmer-Butterfield’s character,” by Linda Cooper-Suggs et al., Oct. 22: Ms. Farmer-Butterfield’s supporters’ … more
Fresh from his visits abroad with the president of Russia, the dictator of North Korea and the murderous young crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Donald Trump has returned to America in time to stage a … more
In a time when there is a great deal of mistrust encompassing media and government, there is something that I stumbled upon that could make things better, or at least more transparent. To give even … more
On a Monday, Sept. 3 visit to Lake Wilson Park, I counted over 40 cars — some said more. I observed bicyclists, kayakers, fishermen, runners, disc golfers, walkers and walkers with dogs. One … more
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